Fresco art kept alive in Pisa
13 March 2012 Last updated at 11:33 GMT
The fresco is usually associated with the glories of the Italian Renaissance, linking imagery to the works of Michelangelo or Leonardo Da Vinci.
However, the fresco art form is not entirely consigned to the past with artists in the Italian town of Pisa, keeping it alive.
The BBC's Alan Johnston reports from Italy.